Search Results: "Judy Pedersen"


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GATHER UP, GATHER IN by M.C. Helldorfer
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 1994

"Altogether, a beautiful, imaginative rendering of seasonal changes and what they feel like to those who are experiencing them. (Picture book. 3-8)"
A lyrical prose poem that celebrates the four seasons using fresh, inventive images and luminous illustrations. Read full book review >

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SEEDFOLKS by Paul Fleischman
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 11, 1997

"It's a worthy idea, accompanied by Pedersen's chapter-heading black-and-white portraits, providing advance information about the participants' races and, here and there, ages. (Fiction. 9-11)"
Using the multiple voices that made Bull Run (1995) so absorbing, Fleischman takes readers to a modern inner-city neighborhood and a different sort of battle, as bit by bit the handful of lima beans an immigrant child plants in an empty lot blossoms into a community garden, tended by a notably diverse group of local residents. Read full book review >

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MILLIE WANTS TO PLAY! by Janet Pedersen
ANIMALS
Released: March 1, 2004

"Toddlers will be glad to play along. (Picture book. 2-6)"
Millie the calf wants to play, but it's very early in the morning. Read full book review >

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MILLIE IN THE MEADOW by Janet Pedersen
ANIMALS
Released: March 1, 2003

"Picture perfect. (Picture book. 2-5)"
Millie, a cheerful cow, spots an artist setting up his tools in her field. Read full book review >

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HOUDINI by Janet Pedersen
ANIMALS
Released: Sept. 1, 2008

"Emotionally and artistically, it's Houdini's perspective, with his earnest exuberance, that steals the show. (Picture book. 5-8)"
Houdini the caterpillar is destined for greatness. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: July 17, 2012

"Meandering entertainment."
A fun and quirky but sometimes chaotic travelogue that reveals the many conflicts and contradictions underlying life in modern India. Read full book review >

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BEST BET by Laura Pedersen
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 22, 2009

"A sure bet."
A delightful fourth and final book about the rich, quirky life of 21-year-old college student Hallie Palmer. Read full book review >

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WANDA'S BETTER WAY by Laura Pedersen
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 11, 2017

"Bright encouragement for young scientists and makers. (Picture book. 6-8)"
A child discovers that she has a special gift for spotting and solving engineering problems. Read full book review >

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HEART’S DESIRE by Laura Pedersen
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 26, 2005

"The charm and quirkiness of its predecessor are spread far too thin in this superficial follow-up."
Soapy sequel to Beginner's Luck (2003) brings back 17-year-old Hallie Palmer, home for the summer and trying to lose her virginity. Read full book review >